United right back Damian Batt said this week he wasn’t the only one on crutches in his family.

So is his brother Shaun, the Millwall forward, following a horrific injury sustained in the Lions’ pre-season friendly at AFC Wimbledon that saw him stretchered off.

“It knocked the knee out of the socket and ripped the hamstring,” said Damian.

Shaun could be out for the whole season. Meanwhile, Damian had a scan yesterday on the ankle injury he picked up at Wycombe but is sure there is some ligament damage, so looks likely to be out for most of September.

l SEAT tickets to watch Oxf-ord United at Aldershot in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday will unbelievably cost £5 more than to see the West Ham Carling Cup clash!

The JPT first-round tie at the EBB Stadium is cash on the turnstiles for United fans.

Prices are – adults: terrace £10, seats £15. Over 60s and students: terrace £7, seats £12. 16s and under: terrace £4, seats £4.

Oxford fans should enter the ground via the Redan Hill entrance, turnstile 11 for the terrace, turnstile 12 for seats, following external signs to the South Side of the stadium. London Road coaches leave the Ice Rink at 4.45pm and the Kassam Stadium at 5.

Fans should note that because Oxford United are closed on the Bank Holiday, London Road Club bookings need to be made not later than immediately after tomorrow’s game against Accrington.

The game must be decided on the night. Should the sco-res be tied at the end of 90 minutes, the tie is decided on penalties, with no extra time.